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NBA star Kevin Durant supports youth basketball camp

...Nike’s Summer Hoop Training program, Rise Chicago Basketball Camp, at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., watch as National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant of the Golden State...

    NBA star Kevin Durant supports youth basketball camp - hpherald.com
    By Wendell Hutson Contributing Writer Youth attending a summer basketball camp at Kenwood Academy High School were surprised Thursday by NBA star Kevin Durant, who stopped by and gave words of encouragement. Durant, a forward for the 2018 NBA champions Golden State Warriors, said if he were not playing professional basketball he would probably have ...
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Local refugee, immigrant support organizations march in 4th on 53rd Parade

...week summer camp, hosted at the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5200 S. University Ave., where around 20 local refugee children are doing arts and crafts, sports, dance, reading and...

...into local schools. A May release said the group placed nine volunteers at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., to work as classroom assistants for the English language learners program...

    Local refugee, immigrant support organizations march in 4th on 53rd Parade - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Two local organizations, Families Together - South Side and the Hyde Park Refugee Project, marched together in the 4th on 53rd Parade last Wednesday, drawing attention to the ongoing national crisis of immigrant family separation at the southern border and local efforts to support refugees.
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Jul 06

Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community ...

Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the Silver Room Block Party and how it will effect area residents. The meeting will take place at Kenwood Academy (5015 S. Blackstone)

    Sophia D. King
    Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the Silver Room Block Party and how it will effect area residents. The meeting will take place at Kenwood Academy (5015 S. Blackstone)
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Jul 06

Jul 05

Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections

Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues...

No other Hyde Park–Kenwood public schools were among the 408 in the new CPS report, which was dated July 3. Kenwood and Hyde Park high schools and Bret Hart, Kozminski, Murray and Ray elementary schools had previously failed cleanliness inspections.

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Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections...

    Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools "blitz" cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues at schools district-wide. Shoesmith had failed an earlier inspection. There was no previous report filed on Reavis.
    https://hpherald.com

Jul 04

Kenwood Academy’s new principal ready to welcome the new year

Karen Calloway will begin her 18th year at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., this fall in her new role as the school’s principal. Calloway told the Herald...

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Calloway is an alum of Lindblom Technical High School, now the Lindblom Math & Science Acedemy, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. For college she attended Lewis University, in suburban Romeoville, Illinois where she received a bachelor...

    Kenwood Academy's new principal ready to welcome the new year - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer Karen Calloway will begin her 18th year at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., this fall in her new role as the school's principal. Calloway told the Herald that she wishes to continue Kenwood's platform to provide its students with the skills and support they need as they ...
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Jun 26

Updated Jul 01

Keys Found

I found some keys late afternoon, Tues., June 26, on South Cornell near 5528-32. The keys look brand new. If these are yours let me know. Please describe. Thanks

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RedEye papers plague Harper Square Co-op

The maintenance department of the Harper Square Housing Co-op condominium complex, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave., has spent hours every week for the past two months cleaning up quantities of blown...

...them out on the curbs, near the condominiums’ driveway and at a bus stop at Lake Park Avenue and 48th Street...

    RedEye papers plague Harper Square Co-op - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The maintenance department of the Harper Square Housing Co-op condominium complex, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave., has spent hours every week for the past two months cleaning up quantities of blown newsprint, which they identified as the RedEye weekly newspaper, off their lawn, a charge the distribution director for the ...
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Jun 26

Updated Jun 27

Trains suddenly using their horns

Any idea why the trains have started honking in the past 24 hours? It kept us up all night. It seems to be Amtrak and the freight trains. This is the first time I can remember that they've started consistently honking while passing through Hyde Park.

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    I was told that last week a man was laying across the train tracks around 63rd street and had to be physically removed by the Metra police. He had stopped a South Bend train for quite awhile but supposedly there were no accidents.
    I am not sure if this is the reason for the honking though.
    Is there a pattern that the horns honk?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-train-engineers-blow-their-horns-in-a-certain-pattern

  • Yes! They woke me up several times Monday night at 1.30am, 3.30am and 5am. We’re 2/3 mile from train tracks and I never normally hear them. I assumed that they were doing work on the tracks and it was a safely thing?

  • They were installing brand new signals and working on things behind our building from Monday until yesterday afternoon (I think they might be out there again...I hear a lot of radio chatter). I'm not sure if they're doing it on a long expanse of track, but this is near 54th street. I believe that the all the trains are blowing their horns more so that they can alert the workers they're going to be coming through.

Jun 27

Jun 26

Introducing ME & S.P.A.C.E!

Just moved into the neighborhood and opened my residential community wellness place called S.P.A.C.E Some Place A Community Engages I am the main space holder and healer providing massage therapy private and small group yoga wellness & mindfulness makerspace and whatever else arts and wellness the community needs come support join and grow with me...visit on facebook and see the great space and special
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    SPACE Hyde Park. 102 likes. Residential Community Wholistic Healing & Mindfulness Studio. Providing Massage Therapy & Body Work, Small Group Yoga, Mindfulness Meet Ups & Makerspace
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Jun 25

Plumber Reccomendations

Hi neighbors! Our sink in our Kenwood condo has become separated from the counter top and now we have a bit of a leak under the sink as well. We are looking for a good plumber that services the area. I know I could call roto-rooter, but I always find them impersonal and very expensive. I think the leak is causing a severe buckling in our kitchen laminate floors as well, so flooring professional recommendations are also appreciated!!!

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Kenwood Academy track and field reconstruction to be completed in August

Construction has begun on a new track and field at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. – Spencer Bibbs

    Kenwood Academy track and field reconstruction to be completed in August - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The reconstruction of the track and field at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is projected to be completed by August, according to outgoing Principal Dr. Gregory Jones. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) confirmed that the project will cost $3.5 million out of the fiscal year 2017 supplemental capital ...
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Local Make Music Chicago performances planned for Thursday

(Left to right) Kolleen Blum and Mitzi Lebensorger perform ‘Old Fashioned Country” music last Thursday during the First Thursday Music Series in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. – Owen M. Lawson III

At the Blackstone Library Auditorium in Kenwood, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., an afternoon of classical, blues, jazz, pop and gospel music will run from 2 p...

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...the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Sky Lobby, located on the seventh floor of 5841 S. Maryland Ave., multi-instrumentalist Ronnie Malley will give a two-hour concert featuring the oud, a lute...

...Marta Nicholas organized Make Music Chicago events at International House at the University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St., in just a few weeks, soon after hearing about the event. This year, the music...

Performances at the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., beginning at 11 a.m., include the Northwestern University Music Academy and Hyde Park Suzuki Institute World, the Lyric Opera chorus, Apostolic Youth Musicians and the Music in Urban Schools Chorus.

    Local Make Music Chicago performances planned for Thursday - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer On Thursday, the longest day of the year, music will resound from locations across the Windy City. It's Make Music Chicago, held annually on the summer solstice since 2011, and six sites in Hyde Park-Kenwood will host free and accessible performances throughout the day.
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Jun 15

What is happening on Lake park and 49th in the Kenwood Academy property?

Construction heavy equipment and digging.

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Jun 13

Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years

...Methodist church, Troop 512 merged with another troop at the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., when the Methodists merged congregations with it. Troop 512 scouts come to Hyde Park from...

Clement Dunn, 13 and a seventh grader at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., got into boy scouts through a friend two years ago.

    Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Boy Scouts of America Troop 512 is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year by doing what local boy scouts have done for decades: hiking and camping anywhere from the Lake Michigan shoreline to the suburban forest preserves to downstate parks, building fires, swinging axes and learning how to navigate Chicago's ...
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Jun 13

Kenwood Academy received five sexual harassment complaints over the last decade

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. – Herald file photo

    Kenwood Academy received five sexual harassment complaints over the last decade - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer A recent Chicago Tribune investigation revealed an epidemic of sexual abuse and assault cases in Chicago Public Schools over the last decade, with reports of these cases rising into the hundreds. The investigation also indicated that CPS schools had "failed to report" on these sexual crimes and provided a list ...
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Jun 13

It’s Your Park Day scheduled Saturday, June 16

At Kenwood Park, 1330 E. 50th St., the park advisory council has planned volunteer activities, including cleanup and mulch spreading, from 9...

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...The tour, “After the White City,” will meet at the La Rabita Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., where there is free parking. It will cover the construction of the South Shore Cultural...

At the Houston Playground Park, 5001 S. Cottage Grove Ave., volunteers will pick up trash and spread mulch around trees and fibar around the playground...

    It's Your Park Day scheduled Saturday, June 16 - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer In an "annual kickoff to summer," the Chicago Parks Foundation is organizing It's Your Park Day on Saturday, June 16, in 50 parks citywide and locally in Jackson, Washington, Jessie "Ma" Houston and Kenwood parks and the Midway Plaisance. The Jackson Park Advisory Council invites volunteers to both a tour ...
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Jun 13

Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill’s Footprint Wine

Sustainability is one of the strongest forces driving Dillon to open this business at 1222 E Madison, which previously housed The Growl Store, an inventive but ultimately unsuccessful beer venture that inspired...

    Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill's Footprint Wine
    Seattle is beer country with more breweries than any other city in the nation. Kenneth Dillon, a Seattle wine aficionado, has decided to do something about evening the score - and doing it with a new, more environmentally friendly approach. Dillon plans to open his own unique Footprint Wine bar and tap on E Madison by September.
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Jun 13

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